Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jann Arden quoted in ex-FBI Director James Comey’s book

TORONTO — Words of wisdom attributed to Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden have made it into the new book by former FBI Director James Comey. The...

FIVE INDUCTED INTO ATLANTIC JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME

The new Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame will be officially launched at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards show on April 28, 2018 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

Amazon Studios Shuts Down Open Script-Submission Program

Amazon Studios’ crowdsourced-script program is dead, a tacit acknowledgement by the ecommerce giant’s entertainment division that it will only produce stuff greenlit the traditional, Hollywood way.

Margaret Atwood on How Donald Trump Helped ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Atwood spoke to Variety about the secrets of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on her 1985 dystopian classic, how it plays during the era of Donald Trump, and why there should be one definition of feminism.

MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Margaret Atwood honoured for activism

Actress Emily Blunt, singer Alicia Keys also recognized for charity work at NY event hosted by Samantha Bee

CALLING ALL WRITERS! THE CBC POETRY PRIZE IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

You could win $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre and have your work published on CBC Books.

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Aisha Sasha John & Donato Mancini make Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

The Griffin Poetry Prize, which annually awards two grand prizes of $65,000 each, has revealed the seven books of poetry that make up their two shortlists.

Actress Edna Manitowabi, a former residential school student, recounts being told her story wasn’t...

The 77-year-old says her role in Indian Horse brought back memories from her time at a Spanish, Ont., residential school. “When I was asked to wail (in grief, playing Naomi), I thought, well how am I going to do that? And so I brought out those images, those memories and drew on that and, my God … I felt like there was this incredible release.”

Anwar’s The Storm threads together stories of colonialism, migration and communal hatred

Toronto-based Arif Anwar’s first novel, inspired by the 1970 Bhola Cylcone, covers an almost fifty-year period of Bangladeshi history

Five Questions With… Michael Barclay

Michael Barclay’s new book The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip(ECW Press) is sure to be the defining chronicle of...

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